English holidaymakers are turning to drink on their breaks with the average adult consuming eight alcoholic drinks a day, a survey suggests.These kind of "health surveys" are normally based on very shaky methodology anyway (ie the BBC has a quiet news day and asks its resident doc to do a calculation about some headline-grabbing *concern* on the back of an envelope)so why then limit it to "English" holiday makers? Though I suppose it is possible the N.Irish, Scottish and Welsh stick to the pineapple juice when they hit the beach...
That equates to 80 drinks over the course of the average holiday, or well over 200 units of alcohol.
More than a quarter said they ended up drinking three times more than normal
Friday, August 28, 2009
Boozing for Brita..sorry, England
The BBC has a problem accepting that "health" is no more a national question in the devolved UK, yet: